Henry Cavill landed on a role to play Superman in DCEU. It was initially met with skepticism and doubts by the DC fans as he is a British actor playing an American superhero. Moreover, the iconic character was played by Christopher Reeve and he pulled it off with panache, so there were huge expectations from him. But he surprised everyone in Man of Steel movie and now he is widely accepted as the Man of Steel.
But guess what, the actor Henry Cavill’s favorite superhero is not Superman. Instead, he has a huge crush on Wonder Woman. He recently shared a picture on his Instagram account where he is flashing Wonder Woman Blu ray copy with a caption that says “Soooo this just came out, I have just got mine, did you get yours?” It’s natural that everyone connected with DC is it actors or studio people will highlight the success of Wonder Woman to get people excited about Justice League and then Man of Steel 2, but Henry Cavill has expressed his love for Wonder Woman even before the movie was released.
The Wonder Woman movie explored the origins of Wonder Woman, from being Diana on the island of Themyscira to saving American pilot Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) who crashed his plane offshore, ultimately leading her to fight World War I. Diana has been told stories of Ares since childhood that he was one evil son of Zeus who influenced and corrupted the minds of men into doing terrible, hateful things which destroyed humanity. And that he will return to finish his task.
Wonder Woman is now poised to hit the Billion dollar mark as it has already crossed $800 million. The film has already crossed Man of Steel, Suicide Squad, and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. This means that when all is said and done, Wonder Woman will be the highest grossing DCEU movie.
The studio believes it deserves honors and recognition for their effort and maybe some Oscar love as well. According to reports from Variety, the studio is planning a massive PR campaign to get Wonder Woman nominated in the “Best Picture” category and Petty Jenkins nominated for “Best Director” category. Most of the superhero movie makers feel it’s a fool’s errand to chase Oscars for their work as the jury is disinterested. But industry analysts feel this could be the money well-spent.
Wonder Woman has all the makings of a movie which should be nominated whether it’s critical acclaim from across the board, financial success at the global box-office, female-led superhero movie becoming second highest grossing trailing Beauty and the Beast or Rotten Tomatoes rankings. It seems it has serious shot at the Oscars, the only other woman who actually won was Kathryn Bigelow for “The Hurt Locker” and it was not a superhero movie.
Wonder Woman is one of the most powerful female characters in DC comics. Being the daughter of the god of thunder and one of three main founding members of JL. She is serving as a symbol of courage and power for all the women’s in the world for a long time. She is the Princess of Themyscira, an Amazonian goddess who was bestowed upon super-powers by the Greek gods in a particular Aphrodite who are the creators of Amazons. Since then she has mentally channeled her abilities and strengths to become a powerful being in DC universe.
She is stronger than Superman, she once lifted Thor’s hammer and she is gifted with Athena (power of wisdom). She has a weakness when it comes to piercing weapons and if someone can turn her lasso against her, it’s next to impossible but has been done before.
Wishing all the best to the DCEU to produce good work in the years to come.